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```7*4

Gauge Notches.
TABLE OF COEFFICIENTS (average value).

Orifice is C
Sharp-edged.
Reentrant.
Cylindrical.
Bell-mouthed.

'97
I
82
'99

P
'0628
o
"5
*O2

K.
-64
'53
i
i

C
62
'53
82
*99

Measurement of Stream Horse-Power by Gauge
Notches.Let a stream be partly dammed, the water flowing
through the rectangular notch, abed, Fig. 699. To find the
discharge, divide H into very small portions h, and treat every
small rectangle as a separate orifice, whose area will, when ^ is
infinitely small, be shewn by B, At any depth Ha, # = S^/Hp
l%d discharge through small rectangle = 8 B A/H^. Shewing the
various discharges by horizontal lines on base ef, the figure is a
parabola (the lines a N/H^, whose base is 8 B \/H. Then

Theoretical      ^

cub. ft. per sec.    J

Actual discharge Qa = 5\ C H B JH
where C, the co-efficient of discharge

= '57 4- {breadth of notch -~ (10 x breadth of weir)}

Prof. Jaines Thomson adopted the triangular notch A, where
B/H is constant throughout, suspecting that C would be thereby
regular; and he found that Q a Hf. Taking an apex angle
of 90°,

Qa per sec. == 2-635

where C
notch,

Horse Rower I
of Stream   j

617 (included in coefficient 2*635).   Finally, for any

( available

foot pounds per sec. x 60     Q G
__                  __

 ) height of

* 1   faUin

I    feet.```